Paul G. Harch M.D. CV

Curriculum Vitae

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Paul G. Harch, M.D.

228 Audubon Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70118
504-309-4948 or 504-366-1445
Fax: 504-392-4180
E-Mail: paulharchmd@hbot.com

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

1976-1980 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine, 1980
1972-1976 The University of California, Irvine
Bachelor of Science, Biology
Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

9/1987 13th Annual National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Physician Diving
Accident Medical Management Course, NOAA facility, Key Biscayne, Florida

7/1986-7/1987 Radiology resident, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Charity Hospital,
New Orleans, Louisiana

6/1986 Orientation course in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Wound Care, Long Beach
Medical Center, Long Beach, California

6/1980-12/1982 Two years general surgery training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center,
Denver, Colorado, with six months leave for auto-ped accident

OTHER TRAINING

1/8/2012 Renewal of Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative for biomedical researchers

1/07/2009 Completion of Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative for biomedical researchers-Good Clinical Practices Module

12/22/2008 Completion of Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative for biomedical researchers-Basic Course/Refresher

8/25/2008 Completion of Bloodborne Pathogens and Biological Safety Course for Researchers, LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans

8/21/2008 NIH web-based tutorial on Financial Conflict of Interest

7/1/2004 LSU Animal Care Orientation Training for basic science investigators.

3/4/2002 Completion of self-certification course/Human Subjects Protection Educational Program for clinical investigators.

WORK EXPERIENCE

5/25/2012-present Clinical Professor of Medicine, Gratis Faculty, LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans

11/1/2011-present Director, LSUHSC/Medical Center of Louisiana, New Orleans Hyperbaric Medicine Department, Interim LSU Public Hospital

7/5/2005-10/30/2011 Director, LSUHSC/Medical Center of Louisiana, New Orleans Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Department, Interim LSU Public Hospital

7/1993 – 3/2009 Medical Director, LSU Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Fellowship Program. JoEllen Smith Medical Center (New Orleans, LA) 1993-5/1999, St. Charles General Hospital (New Orleans, LA) 5/1999-12/2004, West Jefferson Medical Center (Marrero, LA) 12/2004-present, Medical Center of Louisiana New Orelans 7/5/2005-present.

5/1999-12/2004 Co-Director, St. Charles General Hyperbaric Medicine Department, St. Charles General Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana

9/1998-5/99 Medical Director, Jo Ellen Smith Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Unit, Jo Ellen Smith Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

7/1993-1998 Assistant Director, Jo Ellen Smith Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Unit, Jo Ellen Smith Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

7/1991-6/1993 Medical Research Director, LSU Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Fellowship Program

7/1990-7/1993 Co-director, Department of Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care, Northshore Regional Medical Center, Slidell, LA

7/1988-7/1993 Co-director, Emergency Department, Northshore Regional Medical Center, Slidell, LA

7/1988-7/1990 Director, Department of Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care, Northshore Regional Medical Center, Slidell, LA

6/1986-Present Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care, independent contractor with Van Meter & Associates, multiple facilities in Metro New Orleans and vicinity

7/1985 – 7/1988 Staff physician, Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Dept., Northshore Regional Medical Center, Slidell, LA

7/1985-Present Emergency Medicine, independent contractor, Van Meter & Associates Emergency Medicine Physicians. Emergency department experience at multiple New Orleans area hospitals

7/1984-6/1985 Staff physician, emergency department, Hotel Dieu Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana

5/1983-9/1984 Minor Emergency Center, Denver Tech Center/Swedish Hospital, Englewood, Colorado

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

Certified Fitness to Dive Examiner, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Course, New Orleans, 2/13-2/16/2004.

Diplomate, Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine, Inc., American Board of Physician Specialties, Forest Park, Georgia, July, 1997. Recertified 11/08-expiration 12/31/2015.

Diplomate, American Board of Hyperbaric Medicine, Austin, Texas, February 8, 1991.

Licensed in Colorado-1981 (voluntarily not renewed late 1986), Louisiana – July, 1984; California – April, 1997; and Mississippi – August, 1997 SPEX Certification Exam, taken in Metairie, Louisiana, 1996, as prerequisite for California Medical Licensure.

APPOINTMENTS, HONORS, AWARDS, INVITATIONS

8/12/2012 Video interview by filmmaker/producer John Kranhouse for a documentary on hyperbaric oxygen therapy at HBOT2012 in Long Beach, California.

8/11/2012 Invitation to serve on the jury that reviewed HBOT2012 scientific abstracts for award.

8/11/2012 Awarded The Lifetime Achievement Award for Cutting Edge Science of HBOT by the International Hyperbaric Medical Association at HBOT2012 Conference, Westin Hotel, Long Beach, California

8/10/2012 Invitation to and presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Phillip James for outstanding contributions to the field of hyperbaric medicine at HBOT2012, The Eighth International Symposium on Translational Medicine in Hyperbaric Practice

7/9/2012 Interview by NY author Peggy Sarlin for chapter on hyperbaric oxygen therapy in anti-aging for a book on treatment of dementia and anti-aging.

7/2/2012 Featured in documentary, Brain Storm: NCIS. The film is on Dr. Harch’s HBOT treatment of blast-induced TBI in U.S. war veteran Colonel Alan Burghardt. Filmed, directed, and produced by John Salcedo of LA City Films, it won the first place award for Best Documentary Short at the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, summer 2012.

6/15/2012 Awarded Research Faculty Award by 2011-12 LSU Hyperbaric Medicine Fellows

5/25/2012 Promotion to Clinical Professor of Medicine, Gratis Faculty, LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans

5/18, 20-31/2012 Multiple interviews by author William Fryer on hyperbaric oxygen therapy for a book co-authored with Dr. Elmer Cranton, the father of chelation therapy.

5/16/2012 Interview on CBS’ WWL TV, New Orleans, by Meg Farris. Featured on HealthWatch. Documentary of my treatment of Charmaine Neville and CADASIL Syndrome with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
http://www.wwltv.com/news/health/Charmaine-Neville-has-trouble-recalling-songsdance-moves-due-to-brain-disease-151817635.html

5/9/2012 Invitation to co-host a Frontiers Research Topics section on a research topic of my choice. Research Topics is an online forum launched by Frontiers Journals to focus and disseminate scientific information on important areas of biomedical research.
http://www.frontiersin.org/neurology/researchtopics

5/8/2012 Invitation to review a manuscript for PLoS Medicine by acting senior editor, Dr. Barbara Cohen on traumatic brain injury.

4/25/2012 Videotaping of television interview with Dennis Woltering, WWL CBS Channel 4, New Orleans for segment on sports concussion in childhood athletics, featuring a 12 year old patient from Seattle I recently treated with HBOT.
Special aired on 5/1/2012 at 10 p.m.

4/25/2012 Radio interview WTIS 1110 am Tampa Bay on the Roger Schulman show regarding HBOT and veterans.

4/17/2012 Invited presentation to visiting Rear Admiral Elizabeth Niemyer, Nurse Corps, United States Navy Deputy Chief, Wounded, Ill, and Injured Director, Navy Nurse Corps for Navy Week NOLA at LSUHSC.

4/14/2012 Invited presentation to the Inaugural Summit of the Georgia War Alliance, a consortium of non-profits dedicated to U.S. war veteran health and the care of their families. Lecture given at the Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation Institute, Warm Springs, Georgia

3/28/2012 Invited by director of (Operation Enduring Freedom [OEF], Operation Iraqi Freedom [OIF]) OIF/OEF TBI/PTSD Program to give lecture on HBOT in TBI/PTSD in veterans at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Association Medical Center, New Orleans.

3/23/2012 Invited and performed review of grant application on HBOT in acute TBI for the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Research and Education Foundation, Dr. Darin A. Padua, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Director, Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, University of North Carolina.

3/17/2012 Live interview on CNN Saturday Morning News on HBOT in TBI and PTSD for veterans. Appearance with veteran Chad Battles, a patient currently under treatment with HBOT.
http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/health/2012/03/17/nr-soldiers-combathistory.cnn

3/14/2012 Live Radio interview on HBOT in U.S. Veterans with TBI and PTSD with guest host Scott Hennen on the Jason Lewis Show, Genesis Communications Network
(http://www.gcnlive.com/programs/jasonLewis/ ), 7p.m. CST, http://www.jasonlewisshow.com/2012/03/

2/22/2012 Invitation to write a review article and become an editorial board member for the scientific journal Neural Regeneration Research. Simultaneous invitation to speak at the Second International Neural Regeneration Symposium in China, 2012.

2/4/2012 Invitation to speak and speech given at Purple Heart Ceremony for OIF/OEF veteran Rusty Ouart, Fargo, North Dakota.

1/27/2012 Interviewed and article published in The Daily Reveille, The Louisiana State University publication, by writer Lea Ciskowski, on my research and the Obama Joining Forces Initiative.
http://www.lsureveille.com/news/lsuhsc-hitches-onto-obama-s-vetprogram-1.2691034

1/27/2012 Videotaping for “411” television program, WGNO abc26, Jocelyn Lockwood, on hyperbaric oxygen therapy, traumatic brain injury, and veterans. Aired 1/29/2012:

1/25/2012 Videotaping for television program on HBOT in TBI and veterans for NOLA Marketplace, Catherine Shreves http://www.abc26.com/marketplace/nola/

1/18/2012 Television appearance with Vanessa Bolano, News With a Twist, WGNO/NOLA-TV, Channel 11,ABC, New Orleans, on veteran Tim Hecker and continuing HBOT:
http://www.abc26.com/news/newswithatwist/wgno-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-healingyour-mind-with-oxygen-20120119,0,417416.story

1/18/2012 Live television interview Fox8, WVUE, Morning News with Rob Masson on mental health problems in veterans and treatment with hyperbaric oxygen:
http://www.fox8live.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=29270@wvue.web.entriq.net&navCatId=58

1/12/2012 Feature article by Jeremy Shields of the Baton Rouge Advocate Washington, D.C. office on attendance at Obama Joining Forces Initiative:
http://theadvocate.com/home/1790558-125/lsu-part-of-plan-to.html#subscribe_adv_1

1/11/2012 Feature television news piece of Meg Farris’ Health Watch, WWLTV, New Orleans, shown on the CBS Evening News, New Orleans on Harch attendance at Obama Joining Forces Initiative in Richmond, Virginia:
http://www.wwltv.com/news/First-lady-announces-new-program-to-helptraumatic-brain-injuries-137151843.html

1/11/2012 Attended inaugural public announcement of Joining Forces Initiative of Michelle Obama and the Association of American Medical Colleges in Richmond, Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine as Key Contact representative of LSUHSC.

1/2/2012 Invitation to peer review a scientific paper for PLoS ONE journal by academic editor Prof. Cesario V Borlongan on traumatic brain injury.

12/29/2011 Live radio interview WTIS 1100 am, 7:00 a.m., St. Petersburg, FL, Roger P. Schulman and John Meyers

12/28/2011 Live radio interview WTIS 1100 am, 7:00 a.m., St. Petersburg, FL, Roger P. Schulman and John Meyers

12/22/2011 Invitation by Dean Steve Nelson, LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans to be the Key Contact for the Obama Administration’s Joining Forces Initiative based on work in TBI and PTSD.

12/13/2011 Live radio interview WTIS 1100 am, 7:00 a.m., St. Petersburg, FL, Roger P. Schulman and John Meyers.

12/13/2011 Live radio interview Melinda Pillsbury Foster, Reclaim American, the Rumor Mill News, 2-3 p.m. Satellite Radio-KU Band Satellite, Galaxy 19, Frequency 12060 MHz. Internet Radio Over the Phone, Broadcast Live on Mobile Radio, UpSnap-1-704-631-4060, www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=224256. Interview on HBOT in TBI.

12/2/2011 Live radio interview WTIS 1100 am, 7:00 a.m., St. Petersburg, the John Meyers Show on HBOT in veterans with TBI and PTSD

11/30/2011 Live television interview Fox 8 News New Orleans on recently published Nournal of Neurotrauma article.

9/1/2011 Interview for newspaper article by Pamela Zubeck of the Colorado Springs Independent on HBOT in veteran TBI/PTSD, published 9/8/2011:
http://www.csindy.com/colorado/pure-hope/Content?oid=2371833

8/22, 24/2011 Videotaped interview for documentary video on Veterans, The Bridge, by producer Wes Oliver, Vizion Studios, Nashville, TN.

8/9/2011 Videotaped interview for new film project/promotion of HBOT for blast-induced TBI in Veterans, Brain Storm: Oxygen Intervention. Posted to Reel Show International:
http://www.reelshowint.com/student-films-portfolio-category/brain-storm-oxygen-intervention.html

8/8/2011 Invited reviewer for Journal of NeuroTrauma manuscript by managing editor Prof. Lars Hillered.

6/30/2011 Visit by and lecture at the Baromedical Research Institute of New Orelans to Col. Scott Miller and entourage from the Army Surgeon General’s Office, Ft. Dietrick Medical Research and Materiel Command, and the Vice Chief of Staff’s office of the Army regarding the results of LSU IRB #7051.

6/29/2011 Videotaping of interview in New Orleans for cable network television program, The Incurables, a television program on DISH Network, Veria Living Productions, about treatment of incurable disease. Program aired 4/9/2012:
http://www.veria.com/video/webisode-the-incurables-brain-damage-s3e8

6/25/2011 Outstanding Lecturer Award 2011, LSU Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship for Excellence in Graduate Education. Bestowed at the Annual LSU Emergency Medicine Residency Graduation Ceremony, Ritz Carlton Hotel, New Orleans, by the graduating LSU Hyperbaric Medicine Fellows.

6/9/2011 Invitation by the Dean of the School of Medicine, LSU, to lead the development of a new consortium program on a neurological and orthopedic center for LSU, based on the work involving HBOT in trauma.

4/10/2011 Invitation to anchor and give multiple lectures at the inaugural Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Slovakia to Slovakian medical authorities and G7 dignitaries.

4/8/2011 Videotaping of documentary, The Bridge, on Veterans with PTSD who received HBOT under LSU IRB #7051. Video shot by Wesley Oliver of Vizion Studios, Nashville.
http://www.stillmybrothers.org/Still_My_Brothers/Home.html

4/7/2011 Radio Interview on WBOK 1230 am, New Orleans, Crosstown Conversations, 10:00 a.m. on Biomedical research advances in New Orleans, particularly HBOT and HBOT in TBI/Veterans. Host: Jeanne Nathan.

4/1/2011 Invitation to present research results of LSU IRB #7051 to the Secretary of Health, Department of Defense, General Chiarelli at the Pentagon.

3/19/2011 Meeting/Presentation to U.S. Senator Imhofe’s (Oklahoma) staff on HR396 and HBOT in TBI/PTSD, National Brain Injury Rescue and Rehabilitation Project 3/19/2011 Meeting/Presentation to U.S. Congressman Jeff Miller’s (Florida) staff on HR396 and HBOT in TBI/PTSD, National Brain Injury Rescue and Rehabilitation Project.

3/19/2011 Meeting/Presentation to U.S. Congressman Bill Young’s (Florida) staff and the House Veterans Affaire Committee Staff on HR396 and HBOT in TBI/PTSD, National Brain Injury Rescue and Rehabilitation Project

3/19/2011 Invited Lecture: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Blast-Induced Mild-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Concussion Syndrome and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Presented to the American Legion Ad Hoc Committee on TBI and PTSD at the Renaissance Hotel

3/18/2011 Invited Briefing in the U.S. House of Representatives Rayburn Conference Room on H.R.396, the TBI Treatment Act, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in TBI and PTSD, National Brain Injury Rescue and Rehabilitation Project.

3/1/2011 Videotaping of documentary on HBOT in TBI and PTSD by the national office of The American Legion for release in the summer, of 2011.

1/11/2011 Radio Interview with Dr. Doug Hulstedt and Gloria Chavez, KNRY 1240 am Monterey, CA and internet broadcast on hyperbaric oxygen therapy and applications to the spectrum of chronic brain injury including autism.

12/2010 Invited article on HBOT in Traumatic Brain Injury, The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana (BIALA), BIALA Newsletter, Winter,2010;7;1—3.

11/25/2010 Videotaping of documentary on HBOT, “Hope for the Hopeless,” by Griffith Mehaffey of Stellarblade Productions for submission to PBS as a gift from a former patient.

11/19/2010 Invited Lecture: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Neurological and Intellectual Disability-A Generic Drug? Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute of Rehabilitation, Warm Springs, Georgia.

10/17/2010 Nominated by Chancellor Hollier to the Louisiana State Medical Society representative board position on the Louisiana Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund. Appointed 11/8/2010

9/29/2010 Award of $1.2 million congressional appropriation for study of HBOT in chronic blast-induced traumatic brain injury/post-concussion syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder. Award routed through the Army Telemedicine and Advanced Therapeutics Research Center, U.S. Army, Fort Dietrick.

8/31/2010 Interview with J.C. McKinley for Watchdog Radio, available as podcast on iTunes on the internet, for Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights. Topic was the Suicide epidemic in U.S. Veterans, the contribution to this of FDA blackbox labeled psychoactive medications, and the impact of HBOT on blast-induced TBI and PTSD.

8/11/2010 Interview with journalist Vera Tweed of NewsMax Health. Article on hyperbaric oxygen therapy, including HBOT for TBI/veterans for The Mind Health Report at www.newsmaxhealth.com.

8/7/2010 Radio Interview with Tom Graver on the G.I. Radio Network, POWERTALK 1420 AM WDJA, Delray Beach, FL, 12:00-2:00 p.m., 877-278-1420, “TBI Treatment Act,”
http://radio.securenetsystems.net/radio_player_large.cfm? stationCallSign=WDJA.

7/24/2010 Award, Most Innovative Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen, HBOT in TBI in Veterans, Richard A. Neubauer Research Institute, 7th International Symposium for Hyperbaric Oxygenation and the Future of Healing, Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California.

7/22/2010 Interview with Bryant Jordan of military.com regarding HBOT in TBI and PTSD: http://www.military.com/news/article/rep-va-must-speed-up-ptsd-research.html.
Companion article on 8/3/2010: http://www.military.com/ news/article/some-say-tbicure-is-in-the-air.html.

7/21/2010 Oral Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Committee at the Roundtable on Innovative Treatments for TBI and PTSD. Cannon House Building, 10:00 a.m., Washington, D.C.

7/18/2010 Interview with Seth Robbins, Stars and Stripes Magazine from Germany. Article on HBOT in brain injured U.S. veterans.

7/2010 First foreign language translation of The Oxygen Revolution, published and translated in Slovakian.

6/22/2010 Written Testimony to both the Senate and House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Meetings on Veterans Suicides, Medications, and HBOT.

6/14/2010 Radio Interview with John Hollis, Holistic Lifestyles Radio, am 1470, Boca Raton Florida, 2p.m. EST, on HBOT and HBOT in TBI/veterans.

6/2010 Invitation to film a series of episodes on my HBOT treated patients for the cable television series, The Incurables, with new host Jewel. Filming to begin in the summer of 2011. Based on YouTube video of my patient Curt Allen with severe TBI.

5/7/2010 Lecture, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, a Generic Drug for Neurological and Intellectual Disability(?), at the World Organization for Human Potential 55th Annual Meeting, The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, Wyndmoor, PA.

5/7/2010 Leonardo DaVinci Award, The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential at the 55th Annual Meeting of the World Organization for Human Potential, for pioneering work in hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

4/30/2010 Invitation Keynote CME lecture at 31st National Conference of Foundations Recovery Network, Holistic Treatment: Changing the Way We Look at Recovery-Body, Mind, & Spirit. Lecture: Hyperbaric Oxygen Assisted Detoxification, Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV.

4/13/2010 Video interview as part of web video production: HDNet World Report Investigates a New and Promising Treatment for Soldiers With Traumatic Brain Injuries (in Veterans), aired on HDNet World Report with reporter Carol McKinley.
www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hdnet-world-report-investigates-a-new-andpromising-treatment-for-soldiers-with-traumatic-brain-injuries-90738309.html

4/12/2010 Interview and article on HBOT in veterans with TBI: Pure oxygen a breath of hope, by Richard Martin (rmartin@sptimes.com, 727-893-8330), Times Staff Writer, St. Pete Times, St. Petersburg, FL, 4/12/2010.

3/16/2010 Interview and article by Ellyn Couvillion in the Baton Rouge Advocate, Study: Hyperbaric therapy treats brain injuries. Report on teleconference of 3/15/2010 to announce preliminary results of LSU IRB #7051, HBOT for Blast-induced TBI and PTSD.

3/12/2010 Video Interview with Michele Sullivan for Clinical Neurology News on the Elsevier Global Health News Network regarding abstract/oral presentation at 8th World Congress on Brain Injury, Crystal City Hytatt Regency Hotel, Washington, D.C.

3/11/2010 Invitation/Presentation to Business Executives for National Security (BENS) on Treatment of Chronic Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury and Threats to Our National Security. BENS Headquarters, 1030 15th Street, Washington, D.C.

3/5/2010 LSU Medicine Grand Rounds lecture: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Blast-Induced Chronic Mild-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Concussion Syndrome: Pilot Trial. Medical Education Building, New Orleans, LA

2/10/2010 Invitation and presentation to LSUHSC Chancellor Larry Hollier, Judy Catellier (Director of Southeast Louisiana Veterans Association Hospital/Program, LSUHSC administrative and financial staff, Dr. Fred Cerise with Dr. Keith Van Meter on Research and Applications of HBOT in Resusciation and Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury. LSUHSC Resources Bldg.

2/5/2010 Invitation and presentation/lecture to the Houston VA Brain Injury team/program and Director on LSU IRB #7051, HBOT in Chronic Blast Induced TBI and PTSD.

1/4/2010 Invitation to serve as a scientist reviewer for the 2010 Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP) for the Department of Defense (DoD) Applied Research and Advanced Technology Development Award (ARATDA) on Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Injury (DTBI). Panel is to convene 2/7-9/2010 in Reston, Virginia.  Invitation by Dr. Mark Purcell, Scientific Review Officer, Global Health Sector, SRA International, Inc.

12/28/2009 Invitation to review a manuscript for Cancer Investigation by Dr. Gary Lyman, editorial staff.

12/3/2009 Radio Interview, The Tony Bruno Show, Fox Sports Talk Radio, Into the Night, podcast: http://www.tonybrunoshow.com/podcasts.php?q=1, Hour 2, on HBOT for post concussion syndrome with discussion of my treatment of ex-all Pro linebacker Bill Romanowski. During Hour 1 a former patient of mine from 1994 called into the show as a testimonial in the treatment of his decompression sickness.

11/11/2009 Guest speaker at New Beginnings Fundraiser/Gala, Leonard’s of Great Neck, Great Neck, NY., with Congressman Tim Bishop. In support of brain injured veterans, Veterans Day.

11/11/2009 Radio Interview, Veterans Day Parade in NYC, on the Scott Hennen Show, “The Common Sense,” 1100 AM, WZFG, North Dakota, regarding treatment of brain injured veterans with HBOT and Mr. Rusty Ouart.
10/29/2009 Invited lecturer on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury 20th ANNUAL STATE OF THE STATES IN HEAD INJURY, October 27-30, 2009, Eldorado Hotel – Santa Fe, New Mexico. National Association of State Head Injury Administrators.

10/3/2009 Invited CME lecture, on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Intoxication, Detoxification, and Treatment of Chemical Toxicity, 51st Congress; Detoxification International College of Integrative Medicine, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI, Oct 3-4, 2009

9/4,5/2009 Guest lecturer on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Diabetic Foot Wounds and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Blast-Induced TBI and PTSD to the 71st Annual Meeting of the National Foundation of Women Legislators, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

8/10/2009 Invitation and presentation at Defeat Autism Now Annual Think Tank, Chicago Marriott Suites Hotel on HBOT in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

8/3/2009 Interview with Bill Gottlieb, freelance author, for article in Bottom Line Personal on HBOT.

8/3/2009 CBS Evening News with Katie Couric Television feature on HBOT for veterans with TBI and PTSD in New Orleans.

7/6/2009 Invited presentation to Congressman Tim Bishop (Rep, NY) and Veterans Affairs Committee Board of Directors on HBOT for veterans with TBI and PTSD, Coram, New York.

6/10/2009 Radio interview with radio host Damien Carrick, The Law Report, ABC Radio National, Web site: abc.com.au/rn/lawreport, on HBOT in Cerebral Palsy and Pediatric Brain Injury. Was counterpoint to lawsuit against a chiropractor, Mal Hooper, for HBOT treatment of a child with CP and the contention that their was a lack of science for this treatment.

5/15/2009 Written testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, Ike Skelton (Chairman), John M. McHugh (Ranking Member) on treatment of TBI and PTSD with off-label drugs.

5/14/2009 Television feature on Pilot Trial of HBOT in Chronic Mild-Moderate TBI/PCS and PTSD by special reporter Meg Farris, HealthWatch, WWL-TV, Channel 4, New Orleans.

5/13/2009 Filmed a documentary on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in TBI and PTSD in U.S. Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans titled, “Brain Storm.” Producer John Salcedo.Graduate project for film degree at Los Angeles City College.

4/15/2009 Invitation to become a member of the Integrative Medicine Consortium Board Certification Committee, as a representative of the International Hyperbaric Medical Association.

3/27/2009 Invitation to sit on a panel discussion on Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury, 2ndAnnual Brain Injury Conference, Ochsner Foundation Hospital, Brent House Conference Center, New Orleans, LA. Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana (BIALA). Other panel members: Dr. Gary Glynn, Director of the Touro Infirmary Neuro-Rehabilitation Center and Nurse Susan Greco.

3/23/2009 Invitation to speak at the Defense Education Forum, Reserve Officers Association of America on HBOT in TBI and PTSD, Washington, D.C.

1/8/2009 Private Invitation to present National Brain Injury Recovery and Rehabilitation (NBIRR) project and comprehensive program on treatment of TBI and PTSD to General Loree Sutton, Director, Department of Defense, Center for
Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, Arlington, Virginia.

12/14/2008 Interview by reporter Stacey Altherr on HBOT in traumatic brain injury, NY patient of Dr. Harch’s Ben Archer. Featured in Long Island Life section of Newsday, 12/28/2008, page G3.

12/12/2008 Invitation to review a manuscript for Brain Research by senior editor Dr. Frank Sharp.

12/7-9/2008 VIP guest of conference organizer Roger Chapin to present at the 5th Annual Road to Recovery Conference on HBOT in TBI/PTSD hosted by the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, Orlando Swan Resort, Florida.

12/5-6/2008 Invitation to be primary presenter at the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Consensus Conference on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury. Conference was based on my presentation to the Surgeon General of the Navy on 8/14/2008 of my work for the past 20 years in this field. Meeting held at the Holiday Inn, Old Alexandria, Virginia.

11/10/2008 Radio Interview on Lite 102.9, Charlotte, North Carolina (704-714-5035) by Jim Shafer and Jen Byrum for Operation Home Front in support of veterans. To be aired on 11/11/2008, Veterans Day.

10/30/2008 Invitation to serve as a peer reviewer for the Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury-4 (PHTBI-4) peer review panel of the 2008 Clinical Trial Award (CTA) program for the Department of Defense (DoD) Deployment Related Medical Research Program (DRMRP). This Panel was for Clinical Trial Awards for PTSD/TBI Therapeutics.

8/14/2008 Invitation and presentation of scientific foundation and case experience on HBOT in Blast-Induced TBI to the Surgeon General of the Navy, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, Department of Defense TBI Group, and medical staff of the Surgeon General at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C.

8/7/2008 Invitation to review manuscript for Journal of Neurotrauma

7/26/2008 Invited Panel Member, HBOT2008, along with Drs. Arun Mukherjee and Pierre Marois on HBOT in Cerebral Palsy and Autism. 6th International Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygenation and the Future of Healing, Marriott Hotel, Torrance, California.

7/24/2008 Finalist “2008 Most Innovative Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen” at the Sixth International Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygenations and the Brain Injured Child, Torrance, California.

7/24/2008 Awarded “2008 Hyperbaric Doctor of the Year,” at the Sixth International Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygenation and the Brain Injured Child, Torrance, California.

7/24/2008 Videotape Interview for World News, at HBOT2008 Conference: 6th International Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygenation and the Future of Healing, Marriott Hotel, Torrance, California.

7/1/2008 Promoted to Clinical Associate Professor (Gratis Faculty), Department of Medicine, LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.

6/19/2008 Videotaping of interview by Eustis Guillemet for Kaleidoscope, Channel 76, New Orleans cable television program on healthcare.

5/29/2008 Interviewed by Leonora LaPeter Anton of the St. Petersburg Times for article on Selama Grotto HBOT project. Article published 5/31/2008.

5/28/2008 Interviewed by Veronica Fern-McElarney for article on HBOT and brain injury as a project for a class in journalism at Stanford University.

5/26/2008 Interview Channel 8 KNOE-TV News, Monroe, Louisiana, Memorial Day for Blue Star Mothers Service and HBOT-TBI Veterans Program.

4/1/2008 Interviewed by Jan Hollingsworth of Exceptional Parent Magazine for an article on HBOT and CP.

4/1/2008 Invited scientific program director and faculty/speaker coordinator for HBOT2008, The Sixth International Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygenation and the Future of Healing, Los Angeles, California, 7/24-27.

3/25/2008 Invitation to review a manuscript on HBOT and Cardiovascular Disease for the American Journal of Cardiology by editor-in-chief Dr. William C. Roberts.

1/4/2008 Interviewed by Denise Unland of the Herald News, Joliet, IL for article on HBOT.

12/27/2007 Interviewed by Don Zukowski for “Don on the Weekend” Show regarding HBOT in oral cancer treatment, WLPO Radio, Lasalle, Illinois.

12/5/2007 Invited to speak at the XVI International Congress on Hyperbaric Medicine, Beijing, China, October, 2009.

11/15/2007 Elected to Board of Directors of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine.

11/15/2007 Invited to Chair a one-day Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to be held at the Spring, 2008 National ACAM meeting in Orlando, Florida. Rescheduled for 10/15/2008 in Las Vegas.

11/15/2007 Appointed Co-Director for new Hyperbaric Medicine Section of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine

11/2007 Interviewed by Pam Dolan and featured in article on utilization of video in medical practice for American Medical News.

10/29/2007 Interviewed live on Brain Research animal study on the Deborah Ray Show, Healthy Talk Radio, Sirius 114, one hour program, www.healthytalkradio.com.

10/28/2007 Elected to the board of directors of the American Association of Health Freedom (AAHF).

10/3/2007 Interviewed live on Pacifica Radio, WBAI 95.5 FM New York by Dr. Kamau Kokayi for the Global Medicine Review, 12:00 noon EST.

10/1/2007 Invited to design the scientific program and agenda, invite speakers, and lecture at the VIth International Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygenation and the Brain Injured Child, Los Angeles, CA, 7/2008.

9/29/2007 Invited review/critique of chapter submission on HBOT in Acute Traumatic Brain Injury for new book on HBOT in Neurology by Publisher, Best Publishing Company.

9/17/2007 Invited signatory for CME certificates for faculty and dignitaries attending the Neural Repair and Neuro Rehabilitiation Conference, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India. Sponsored by Hamdard University, New Delhi, and the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Delhi Chapter.

9/16/2007 Interviewed and featured in an article in The Times of India, Wednesday, 9/19/2007, p. 15, New Delhi. Bennett, Coleman & Co., Ltd.

9/16/2007 Chairperson, Session on Brain Repair: Traditional and Futuristic approach to Management. Neural Repair and Neuro Rehabilitiation Conference, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India. Sponsored by Hamdard University, New Delhi, and the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Delhi Chapter.

9/15/2007 Impromptu moderation and lecture for Dr. Michael Uzsler: Present and Near Future of Functional Imaging (SPECT, Functional MRI, etc.) in Diagnosis of CNS Lesions, with Special Reference to CP, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Head Injury and Emotional Changes. Neural Repair and Neuro Rehabilitiation Conference, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India. Sponsored by Hamdard University, New Delhi, and the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Delhi Chapter.

8/12/2007 Interviewed for AutismOne Radio on The Oxygen Revolution and autism. www.autismone.org/radio, 8/14/2007, 10 a.m. EST.

8/8/2007 Invited by Dr. Ramona Hicks to serve as a reviewer for grant applications to the Congressionally Directed Military Research Program’s $300 million project on PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury.

8/7/2007 Interviewed on WWLTV (CBS) New Orleans, the Morning Show with Eric and Sally Anne about The Oxygen Revolution and HBOT.

8/3/2007 Interviewed for article on HBOT in brain injured U.S. servicemen from Iraq and Afghanistan, writer Carolyn Susman, Palm Beach Post.
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/search/content/accent/epaper/2007/08/29/a1e_OXYGEN_REVOLUTION_0829.html.

7/27/2007 Interviewed by writer Jessica Grose for article on HBOT in The New York Post.
http://www.nypost.com/seven/08282007/entertainment /health/airoutyour_problems.htm

7/24/2007 Interviewed for and featured in article on The Oxygen Revolution, U.S. News and World Report, on-line edition,
http://health.usnews.com/usnews/health/articles/070724/24oxygen.htm

7/12/2007 Interviewed and featured in TV Special Report by CBS Medical Watch reporter Meg Farris, WWL TV, New Orleans, Louisiana.
http://www.wwltv.com/blcS.sc?sorder=R&search=Meg+Farris&num=10&start=5&cat=multi

7/5/2007 Interviewed and featured in book review of The Oxygen Revolution in Pioneer Press Newspaper, Authors Examine New Ways to Use Old Therapy, by Mary Graham.

5/2007 Interviewed for and featured in article on women’s health, hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of stroke, for Alternative Medicine Magazine, Fall, 2007 issue.

4/2007 Interviewed for and featured in article on hyperbaric medicine for Hudson Valley Magazine, Poughkeepsie, New York, August, 2007 issue. http://www.hvmag.com/ME2/Default.asp

4/2007 Invitation to anchor a conference on HBOT in Neurology to be held in Manila, the Phillipines, 10/2007.

12/2006 Invited anchoc lecture on HBOT-Scientific Foundations, to be given at 1st UDAAN Conference on Neural Repair in Neuro Rehabilitation. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, to be held 9/2007.

11/2006 Interviewed and featured in article on hyperbaric medicine, “The Oxygen Advantage,” in Southwest Airlines inflight magazine Spirit, November, 2006.

9/13/2006 Invited featured participant in live webcast, The Efficacy and Safety of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Developmental Disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Autism Spectrum. Gave the anchor presentation, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, a Re-Appraisal. Sponsored by Exceptional Parent Magazine, EP Global Communications, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

9/2006 Invitation to write the Introduction for peer-reviewed monograph on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Cerebral Palsy, Autism, and Brain Injury by Exceptional Parent Magazine.

4/2006 Invited featured participant in inaugural webcast series, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and SPECT Brain Imaging in Pediatric Neurology, organized by Dr. Michael Uszler, Associate Professor of Radiology, Santa Monica Hospital and UCLA School of Medicine.

2/2006 Interviewed and featured in article on hyperbaric medicine, “Healing Under Pressure”, Alternative Medicine Magazine, February, 2006 issue.

7/2005 Appointed Director, Hyperbaric Medicine Department, Medical Center of Louisiana, New Orleans.

8/2004 Elected to the Board of Directors, The American Board of Hyperbaric Medicine, Austin, Texas.

4-8/2004 Nominee and subsequent semi-finalist for NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

2/2004 Invited to submit a paper on HBOT in Cancer and Radiation Therapy to Integrative Cancer Therapies, Sage Science Press, by the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Keith Block.

1/2004 Invitation to present to Walter Reed Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury. Met with the medical director, Col. (Dr.) John Jaffin.

8/2003 Featured in ABC 26 News Series, “Unsung Hero”, New Orleans, LA

7/2003 Richard A. Neubauer, MD Award for “Excellence in Hyperbaric Medicine for Pediatric Neurology” presented by International Hyperbaric Medical Association and “Friends of Rebecca”

4/2003 Founder, President, and Chairman of the Board, International Hyperbaric Medical Association Foundation, a not-for-profit research, educational, and training foundation, Alexandria, Virginia.

2/2003 Third Place, Clinical Fellow Category- Dr. Julie Anderson (Dr. Harch-Clinical Faculty), LSU School of Medicine Annual Resident and Fellows’ Research Forum, February, 2003, for: Successful Delayed Hyperbaric Treatment of Decompression Illness in a Sport SCUBA Diver.

4/2002 Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Fall, 2002 Peer Reviewer and Consultant to AHRQ-funded Oregon Health Science Center Evidence Based Medicine Review: HBOT and Brain Injury, Fall 2001 – Fall 2002

2/2002 First Place, Clinical Fellow Category-Dr. Tracy LeGros (Dr. Harch-Clinical Faculty), LSU School of Medicine Annual Resident and Fellows’ Research Forum, February, 2002, for: The Effect of Low Dose Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on the SPECT Brain Imaging and Cognitive Function of an Alzheimer’s Patient.

1/2002 Oral Examiner for Emergency Medicine Board Exam, Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia (January 2002, January 1999, January 1998, November 1997)

11/1/2001 Submitted the scientific argument and application to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services for approval of hyperbaric oxygen therapy reimbursement for diabetic foot wounds. Granted 4/1/2003.

7/2001-12/2004 President, International Hyperbaric Medical Association

7/26/2001 Elected first president of the International Hyperbaric Medical Association at 2nd International Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygenation and the Brain Injured Child, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

6/28/2001 Appointed Inaugural Vice-President of the International Hyperbaric Medical Association, West Palm Beach, Florida.

6/15,16/2001 Multiple meetings with U.S. Senators and Congressmen, Presentations to multiple NIH divisions, the FDA, the Deputy Director of CMS (Dr. John Whyte), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency, and other government agencies about the potential of hyperbaric oxygen therapy’s impact on our nation’s health, on behalf of the International Hyperbaric Medical Association.

6/2/2001 Invited guest speaker (3 segments) on Children’s Miracle Network Telethon of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur, TX, June 2, 2001

3/16/2001 Guest speaker at Medical Center of Louisiana Foundation Board Meeting, University Hospital, New Orleans, LA.

2/23/2001 Invited lecture to NINDS research groups, director of United CP, and others on HBOT in Neurology, at the NIH, Bethesda, MD.

2/8/2001 Invited guest appearance on Health Call TV Show for HOTFAST (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For Acute Stroke) Trial, WLAE-TV, New Orleans, LA hosted by Jerry Romig.

2000-7/2008 Clinical Assistant Professor, Gratis Faculty, LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, Dept. of Medicine, Emergency Medicine Section October, 1999 Best Paper Award for Excellence in Research, 1999 Research Forum, Emergency
Medicine Foundation: VanMeter KW, Swanson HT, Sheps SS, Barratt DM, Roycraft EL, Moises J, Killeen J, Harch PG Oxygen dose response in open-chest ACLS in swine after a 25-minute cardiopulmonary arrest. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 1999, 34(4):S11.

1999-Present Medical Advisory Board, Mothers United in Moral Support (MUMS), a parent-to-parent matching service and support group for parents of children with disabilities.

1998-2008 National Coordinator and Co-Principal Investigator, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Acute Stroke Pilot Trial (HOTFAST) — by invitation of James Toole, M.D., President of World Federation of Neurology, Director – National Stroke Research Center, Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University

6/20/98 Invited participant to planning group meeting of the German hyperbaric oxygen therapy in acute stroke trial, Göttingen, Germany

5/1998 Chairman and Coordinator of Symposium on Design of a Multi-Center Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy/Stroke Trial, May 10-12, 1998, Washington, DC. Congress on Cerebral Ischemia, Vascular Dementia, Epilepsy and CNS Injury, World Federation of Neurology, Research Group on Space and Underwater Neurology

11/1997 Elected Fellow of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine 1991-2000 Clinical Instructor, Gratis Faculty, LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, Dept. of Medicine, Emergency Medicine Section

1/1991-Present Appointed member, Board of Directors, Baromedical Research Institute, New Orleans, LA

PUBLICATIONS, BOOK CHAPTERS, BOOKS

  • 1) Harch, PG, Andrews, SA, Fogarty, EF, Amen, DA, Lucarini, J, Van Meter, KW. (2012). Response to Letter to the Editor by Wortzel, et al regarding Harch, et al ‘A Phase I Study of Low Pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Blast-Induced Post Concussion Syndrome and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Neurotrauma. In press.
  • 2) Harch, PG, Andrews, SA, Fogarty, EF, Amen, DA, et al., 2011. A Phase I Study of Low Pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Blast-Induced Post Concussion Syndrome and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Neurotrauma, Epub ahead of print, 11/22/2011: http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/neu.2011.1895. 2012, 29(1):168-185.
  • 3) Paul G. Harch, M.D. and Virginia McCullough. The Oxygen Revolution, New Revised Edition. Hatherleigh Press, N.Y., 10/29/2010.
  • 4) Harch, P.G., Fogarty, E.F., Staab, P.K., and Van Meter, K. (2009). Low pressure hyperbaric oxygen therapy and SPECT brain imaging in the treatment of blast-induced chronic traumatic brain injury (post-concussion syndrome) and post traumatic stress disorder: a case report. Cases Journal, 2, 6538. doi: 10.4076/1757-1626-2-6538http://casesjournal.com/casesjournal/article/view/6538
  • 5) Harch PG, Neubauer RA. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Global Cerebral Ischemia/Anoxia and Coma, Chapter 19. In: Jain KK (ed). Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, 5th Revised Edition. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle WA, 2009. pps. 235-274. (Major Revision and Update of Previous Edition).
  • 6) Neubauer V, Neubauer RA, Harch PG. HBO in the Management of Cerebral Palsy, Chapter 22. In: Jain KK (ed). Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, 5th Revised Edition. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle WA, 2009. pps. 299-310. (Minor revisions of previous chapter).
  • 7) Van Meter K, Weiss L, Harch PG. HBO in Emergency Medicine, Chapter 39. In: Jain KK (ed). Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, 5th Revised Edition. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle, WA, 2009. pps. 453-482. (Major Revision and Update of Previous Edition).
  • 8) Harch PG, Neubauer RA, Uszler JM, James PB. Appendix: Diagnostic Imaging and HBO Therapy, Chapter 44. In: Jain KK (ed). Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, 5th Revised Edition. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle WA, 2009. pps. 505-520. (Moderate Revision and Update).
  • 9) Van Meter K, Sheps S, Kriedt F, Moises J, Barratt D, Murphy-Lavoie H, Harch PG, Bazan N. Hyperbaric oxygen improves rate of return of spontaneous circulation after prolonged normothermic porcine cardiopulmonary arrest. Resuscitation, 2008 Aug;78(2):200-14. Epub 2008 May 16.May 15, 2008.
  • 10) Harch PG. The Promise of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Epilogue. Wrestling for Life. Liz Lyons. To be published in 2011.
  • 11) Harch PG, Kriedt C, Van Meter KW, Sutherland RJ. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves spatial learning and memory in a rat model of chronic traumatic brain injury. Brain Res. 2007 Oct 12;1174:120-9. Epub 2007 Aug
  • 12) Paul G. Harch, M.D. and Virginia McCullough. The Oxygen Revolution. Hatherleigh Press, New York, 4/24/2007.
  • 13) Harch PG. Medicine that overlooks the evidence. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Apr;87(4):592-3.
  • 14) Harch PG, Small T. Interview with Dr. Paul Harch: The Application of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Neurological Conditions. Medical Veritas, 2005;2(2):637-46.
  • 15) Harch PG, Neubauer RA. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Global Cerebral Ischemia/Anoxia and Coma, Chapter
  • 18. In: Jain KK (ed). Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, 4th Revised Edition. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle WA, 2004. (Major Revision and Update of Previous Edition).
  • 16) Neubauer V, Neubauer RA, Harch PG. HBO in the Management of Cerebral Palsy, Chapter 21. In: Jain KK (ed). Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, 4th Revised Edition. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle WA, 2004. (New Chapter).
  • 17) Van Meter K, Weiss L, Harch PG. HBO in Emergency Medicine, Chapter 37. In: Jain KK (ed). Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, 4th Revised Edition. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle, WA, 2004. (Major Revision and Update of Previous Edition).
  • 18) Harch PG, Neubauer RA, Uszler JM, James PB. Appendix: Diagnostic Imaging and HBO Therapy, Chapter 41. In: Jain KK (ed). Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, 4th Revised Edition. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle WA, 2004. (Moderate Revision and Update).
  • 19) Harch PG. The Dosage of Hyperbaric Oxygen in Chronic Brain Injury. In The Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygenation for Cerebral palsy and the Brain-Injured Child. Ed. James T. Joiner. Best Publishing Co., Flagstaff, Arizona, 2002, pp. 31-56.
  • 20) Barrett DM, Harch PG, Van Meter K. Decompression illness in divers: a review of the literature. Neurologist. 2002 May;8(3):186-202.
  • 22) Harch PG, Deckoff-Jones J, Neubauer RA Low Pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Pediatric Brain Injury, A Minimal Risk Medical Treatment, PEDIATRICS, The American Academy of Pediatrics, P3R Review on Pediatrics Online, February 12, 2001
  • 26) Harch PG, Neubauer RA. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Global Cerebral Ischemia/Anoxia and Coma. In: Jain KK (ed). Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, 3rd Revised Edition. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle WA, 1999.
  • 27) Harch PG, Neubauer RA, Uszler JM, James PB, Maxfield W. Functional Imaging. In: Jain KK (ed). Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, 3rd Revised Edition. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle WA, 1999.
  • 28) Van Meter K, Weiss L, Harch PG. Hyperbaric Oxygen in Emergency Medicine. In: Jain KK (ed). Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, 3rd Revised Edition. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle, WA 1999.
  • 29) Harch PG. Late treatment of decompression illness and use of SPECT brain imaging. In Treatment of Decompression Illness, 45th Workshop of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (eds RE Moon, PJ Sheffield). UHMS, Kensington, 1996, 203-242.
  • 30) Harch PG, Van Meter KW, Neubauer RA, Gottlieb SF. Use of HMPAO SPECT for assessment of response to HBO in ischemic/ hypoxic encephalopathies. In: Jain KK (ed). Textbook of hyperbaric medicine, 2nd Revised Edition. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle WA, 1996, pp 480-491.
  • 31) Van Meter K, Harch P, Gottlieb S. Use of hyperbaric oxygen in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In: Jain KK (ed). Textbook of hyperbaric medicine, 2nd Revised Edition. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle WA, 1996, pp 492-495.
  • 32) Harch PG. Letter to the Editor. Altern Ther Health Med. 1995 Nov 1;1(5):14-5.
  • 33) Van Meter KW, Weiss L, Harch PG, et al. Should the pressure be off or on in the use of oxygen in the treatment of carbon monoxide-poisoned patients? Annals of Emergency Medicine 1994;24(2):283-288.
  • 34) Maria Elena Sandoval, Paul Harch and Carl W. Cotman. Evaluation of glutamate as a hippocampal neurotransmitter: glutamate uptake and release from synaptosomes. Brain Research, 142 (1978) 285-299.
  • 35) J. Frederick Wolf, Paul G. Harch, Robert W. Taft, Warren J. Hehre. Substituent effects on the stability of carbocations. The anomalous case of phenyl vs. cyclopropyl substitution. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 97:10, 2902-4, 1975.
  • 36) J. Frederick Wolf, Paul G. Harch, Robert W. Taft. Concerning negligible aqueous solvent effects on proton transfer equilibria of aryl carbocations. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 91:10, 2904-5, 1975.

ABSTRACTS

  • 37) Piper, S. M., Murphy-Lavoie, H., LeGros, T. L., Harch, P.G. Salvage of a compromised flap and graft utilizing hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a severely compromised homeless patient. LSU Department of Medicine Research Day, Medical Education Building, 3rd Floor, New Orleans, LA. 1/28/2011. Also accepted for poster presentation at the 44th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Ft. Worth, Texas, 6/15-18, 2011.
  • 38) Parks S., Murphy-Lavoie H., LeGros T., and Harch P.G. Medical student training in hyperbaric medicine (HBM), a survey of one hundred and twenty six American medical schools. LSU Department of Medicine Research Day, Medical Education Building, 3rd Floor, New Orleans, LA. 1/28/2011. Also accepted for poster and oral presentations at the 44th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Ft. Worth, Texas, 6/15-18, 2011.
  • 39) Gomez JE, Wyatt A, Kriedt F, Wilson A, Murphy-Lavoie H, LeGros T, Harch P, Van Meter K. Controlled Habitat for Butterflies Suitable for Hyperbaric Conditions Research. UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting, St. Pete Beach, Florida, June 3-5, 2010. B17. P.39.
  • 40) Wilder M, Gomez J, Staab P, Harch P, Van Meter K, Murphy-Lavoie H, LeGros T. Massive Venous Gas Embolism Complicating the Evaluation of a Toxic Patient. UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting, St. Pete Beach, Florida, June 3-5, 2010. B13. P.35.
  • 41) Harch PG, Andrews SR, Staab PK, Lucarini J, Aubrey C, Fogarty E, Van Meter KW. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment of Chronic Mild-Moderate Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Concussion Syndrome with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Pilot Trial. 8th World Congress on Brain Injury, International Brain Injury Association, Crystal City Hyatt Regency Hotel, Washington, D.C., 3/12/2010.
  • 42) K. Jones, S. Hardy, T. LeGros, H. Murphy-Lavoie, P. Harch, and K. Van Meter. TYPE III Decompression Illness Complicated by Prolonged Dehydrational Shock. Undersea Hyper Med, 2008;35(4): http://archive.rubiconfoundation.org/7916
  • 43) Wierbicki DA, Harch PG. Two Month Delayed Hyperbaric Recompression of DCS from Injury at Depth Misdiagnosed as Musculoskeletal Strain and Post Concussive Syndrome. Undersea Hyper Med, 2007;34(4):270.
  • 44) Harch PG. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Acute Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Fifth International Symposium: Hyperbaric Oxygenation and the Recoverable Brain. Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 7/18-22/2006. Proceedings to be published by Best Publishing Co., Flagstaff, AZ.
  • 45) Wyatt HA, Harch PG, Staab P, Van Meter K. Treatment of Orbital Compartment Syndrome with Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO2) Therapy. Undersea Hyper Med, 2006;33(5):334.
  • 46) Fernandez G, Harch P, Staab P. Delayed HBO Treatment in an Acute CO Poisoning Following Hurricane Katrina. Undersea Hyper Med, 2006:33(5):340.
  • 47) Murphy-Lavoie H, Harch P, Van Meter K. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Sub-Acute Global Cerebral Ischemia Post-Cardiopulmonary Arrest. Undersea Hyper Med, 2005;32(4):2 52-3.
  • 48) Madatic J, Barrett D, LeGros T, Murphy-Lavoie H, Harch P, Van Meter K. Neurological Injury in a Professional Commercial Diver: Controversies in the Treatment of Type II Decompression Sickness of the Spinal Cord. Undersea Hyper Med, 2005;32(4):233.
  • 49) Murphy-Lavoie H, Harch P, Van Meter K. Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Central Retinal Artery Occlusion. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine, 2004;31(3):312.
  • 50) Gentry P, Van Meter K, Harch P, LeGros T. Appearance of Suspicious Skin Lesions in a Patient Undergoing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Treatment of Soft Tissue Radionecrosis Secondary to Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine, 2004;31(3):350-1.
  • 51) Anderson J, Harch P, LeGros TL. Successful Delayed Hyperbaric Treatment of Decompression Illness in a Sport SCUBA Diver. Abstract, LSU School of Medicine Annual Resident and Fellows’ Research Forum, February, 2003.
  • 52) Murphy-Lavoie H, Harch P, Van Meter K. Chronic Non-Healing Wound Responds to Autologous Platelet Releaseate Graft. LSU School of Medicine Annual Resident and Fellows’ Research Forum, February, 2002.
  • 53) LeGros T, Staab P, Van Meter K, Harch P. The Effect of Low Dose Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on the SPECT Brain Imaging and Cognitive Function of an Alzheimer’s Patient. Abstract, LSU School of Medicine Annual Resident and Fellows’ Research Forum, February, 2002.
  • 54) Harch PG, Kriedt CL, Weisend MP, Van Meter KW, Sutherland RJ. Low Pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (LPHBOT) Induces Cerebrovascular Changes and Improves Cognitive Function in a Rat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model. Undersea Hyper Med 2001; 28 Suppl :28.
  • 49) Van Meter K, Moises J, Marcheselli V, Murphy-Lavoie H, Barton, C, Harch P, Bazan N. Attenuation of Lipid Peroxidation in Porcine Cerebral Cortex After A Prolonged 25-Minute Cardiopulmonary Arrest by High-Dose Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO). Undersea Hyper Med, 2001;28 Suppl.
  • 50) Harch PG. Generic inhibitory drug effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) on reperfusion injury (RI). Eur J Neurol, 2000;7(Suppl 3):150.
  • 51) Van Meter KW, Swanson HT, Sheps SS, Barratt DM, Roycraft EL, Moises J, Killeen J, Harch PG. Oxygen dose response in open-chest ACLS in swine after a 25-minute cardiopulmonary arrest. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 1999, 34(4):S11
  • 52) Barrett KF, Masel BE, Harch PG, Ingram F, Corson KP, Mader JT Cerebral Blood Flow Changes and Cognitive Improvement in Chronic Stable Traumatic Brain Injuries Treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Neurology, April 1998; (Suppl) A178-A179.
  • 53) Harch PG. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Pharmacology and Effects on Pathophysiology in Acute Central Nervous System Ischemia and Anoxia. Proceedings of the 1998 Congress on Cerebral Ischemia, Vascular Dementia, Epilepsy and CNS Injury, Fourth Congress of the Space and Underwater Neurology Research Group of the World Federation of Neurology, National Stroke Research Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  • 54) Harch PG, Van Meter K. Controversies in the Treatment of Acute Carbon Monoxide Intoxication. Proceedings of the 1998 Congress on Cerebral Ischemia, Vascular Dementia, Epilepsy and CNS Injury, Fourth Congress of the Space and Underwater Neurology Research Group of the World Federation of Neurology, National Stroke Research Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  • 55) Van Meter K, Harch PG. Acute Decompression Sickness–Central Nervous System Only. Proceedings of the 1998 Congress on Cerebral Ischemia, Vascular Dementia, Epilepsy and CNS Injury, Fourth Congress of the Space and Underwater Neurology Research Group of the World Federation of Neurology, National Stroke Research Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  • 56) Joyner L, Harch P, Desai A, Brautbar N. Chronic Neurological Symptomatology and Abnormal SPECT Tomographic Analysis of the Brain After Nitrogen Tetroxide Exposure (N2O4). 1998 Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting (Abstract accepted)
  • 57) Harch PG, Kriedt CL, Weisend MP, Van Meter KW, Sutherland RJ. Low pressure hyperbaric oxygen therapy induces cerebrovascular changes and improves cognitive and motor function in a rat traumatic brain injury model. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, 1996; 23 (Suppl): 48.
  • 58) Van Meter KW, Swanson HT, Sheps S, Ross D, Harch PG, Simanonok J, Buechter K, McSwain N, Kriedt F, Gottlieb SF, Gonzalez R, Anstadt G. A pilot study to determine the safety and practicality of using a single human resuscitator for a MVAD assisted ACLS after a 15 minute ventricular fibrillation in swine in a hyperbaric chamber at 1.0, 2.8, and6.0 ATA/abs. 1996 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Scientific Meeting, UHM Vol. 23 (Suppl): 69.
  • 59) Van Meter KW, Swanson HT, Sheps S, Ross D, Harch PG, Buechter K, McSwain N, Kriedt F, Gottlieb SF, Gonzalez R, Anstadt G. Use of varying hyperbaric pressure to influence pulmonary artery SvO2 values. Louisiana State University Neuroscience Center Retreat Day, 1996.
  • 60) Van Meter KW, Swanson HT, Sheps S, Ross D, Harch PG, Buechter K, McSwain N, Kriedt F, Gottlieb SF, Gonzalez R, Anstadt G. Electrical defibrillation to treat ventricular fibrillation in a controlled, non-randomized pilot in swine. 1996 Gulf Coast Chapter Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Meeting. (Abstract accepted).
  • 61) Harch PG, Van Meter K, Staab PK, Gottlieb SF. HMPAO SPECT brain imaging-guided hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of neurological residual of carbon monoxide poisoning. 1995 UHMS Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Mar 30 – Apr 2, 1995.
  • 62) Van Meter K, Harch P, Weiss L, Andrews C, Simanonok J, Gottlieb S. 14 year experience of the use of a tailing of hyperbaric oxygen treatments to lessen or resolve neurologic illness (DCI) in the acute (15 day) and sub-acute (16 day to 6 month) post-injury period. 1995 UHMS Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Mar 30 -Apr 2, 1995.
  • 63) Harch PG, Van Meter KW, Gottlieb SF, Staab P. HMPAO spect brain imaging of acute CO poisoning and delayed neuropsychological sequelae (DNSS). Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine, 1994;21(Suppl):15.
  • 64) Harch PG, Van Meter KW, Gottlieb SF, Staab P. The effect of HBOT tailing treatment on neurological residual and SPECT brain images in type II (cerebral) DCI/CAGE. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine, 1994;21(Suppl):22-23.
  • 65) Harch PG, Gottlieb SF, Van Meter KW, Staab P. HMPAO SPECT brain imaging and low pressure HBOT in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic traumatic, ischemic, hypoxic and anoxic encephalopathies. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine, 1994; 21(Suppl):30.
  • 66) Paul G. Harch, Keith W. Van Meter, Sheldon F. Gottlieb, Paul Staab. Delayed treatment of type II DCS: the importance of low pressure HBOT and HMPAO SPECT brain imaging in its diagnosis and treatment. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine, 20(Suppl):51, 1993.
  • 67) Paul G. Harch, Sheldon F. Gottlieb, Keith Van Meter, Paul K. Staab. SPECT brain imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of type II decompression sickness. Undersea Hyper Med, 1992;19(Suppl):42.
  • 68) Paul G. Harch, Sheldon F. Gottlieb, Keith Van Meter, E. Kenneth Kerut, Harvey T. Swanson. Demonstration and explanation of the breach of the pulmonary filter with transesophageal bubble contrast echocardiography. Proceedings, 1992 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Bethesda, Maryland, June, 1992.
  • 69) Mouw MW, Wolf CS, Zelenak RR, Harch PG, Baber LW, Glorioso LW et al. A prospective study comparing cervical spine radiographic evaluations with clinical presentations. Annals of Emergency Medicine 1988 17:9;879-880.

ALTERNATE PUBLICATIONS AND FEATURED ARTICLES

  • 1) Harch PG. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury: From Louisiana Boxers to U.S. Veterans, an American chronology. Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, October-December, 2010;1(4):26-34.
  • 2) Harch, PG. Foreward: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Central Retinal Artery Occlusion. Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, July-September, 2010;1(3):23-5.
  • 3) Oral Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Committee Roundtable on Innovative Treatments for TBI and PTSD, 7/21/2010, House Cannon Office Building, Washington, D.C.
  • 4) Written Testimony for the Record to the U.S. Senate and House Armed Services Committees: Effective Treatment Exists for Mild-Moderate TBI and PTSD. 6/22/2010, Washington, D.C.
  • 5) Harch PG, Hoffmann M, Duncan WA. Memorandum, Why Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Works for Chronic Brain Injury, Support for an HBOT 1.5 ata Clinical Trial. 1/2009. http://www.hyperbaricmedicalassociation.org/Science
  • 6) Harch PG, Duncan WA. Veteran Experience: Case Reports from IRB-Approved Study at LSU. 1/2009. http://www.hyperbaricmedicalassociation.org/Science
  • 7) Harch PG, Duncan WA. Department of Defense Brain Injury Rescue & Rehabilitation Project (DoD-BIRR) Rescue for Blunt Trauma, Crush & Acute Traumatic Brain Injury Summary of Scientific Backgrounds & Overview. 7/08. http://www.hyperbaricmedicalassociation.org/391/
  • 8) Harch PG. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: General Overview, Brain Injury, Application to Pediatrics, and other Topics. Multiple segments submitted and published on www.altmd.com/specialists/harch-hyperbarics-clinic
  • 9) Harch PG. The Myth of More is Better. Pressure Point, February 2005;6(2).
  • 10) Harch PG. Exploring the Controversy (Response to Letter to the Editor Re: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Cerebral Palsy and Pediatric Neurology: A Scientific Perspective). Exceptional Parent Magazine, 8/2004;34(8):58-59.
  • 11) Harch PG. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Cerebral Palsy and Pediatric Neurology: A Scientific Perspective. Exceptional Parent Magazine, 6/2004;34(6):39-46.
  • 12) Harch, PG. McGill University Pilot Study of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy. Hyperbaric Medicine Today, Vol. I, Issue III, 2000: pp. 44-45, 49.
  • 13) Harch PG. HOTFAST Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Acute Stroke. Hyperbaric Medicine Today, Vol. I, Issue II, 2000: 8.
  • 14) Harch PG. Hyperbaric Medicine Officially Enters the Prohibition Era. Hyperbaric Medicine Today, Vol. I, Issue II, 2000: pp. 13-16.
  • 15) Paul G. Harch, Wound Healing: Update on Growth Factors, Hyperbaric Oxygen Today, volume 3, number 1, Summer, 1991, Jo Ellen Smith Hyperbaric Medicine and Diving Unit, New Orleans, LA.
  • 16) Paul G. Harch, Amputation: The Last Resort, article in Doctor’s Notes, an insert into the Slidell Sentry News and other Gulf Coast Sunday newspapers, August 18, 1991.
  • 17) Keith Van Meter, Paul G. Harch, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Hyperbaric Oxygen Today, volume 2, number 1, Winter, 1990.
  • 18) Paul G. Harch, Keith Van Meter, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Thermal Burns, Hyperbaric Oxygen Today, volume 1, number 2, Winter, 1989, Jo Ellen Smith Hyperbaric Medicine and Diving Unit, New Orleans, LA.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

  • 1) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Mild-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): The Results of the LSU Pilot Trial of HBOT 1.5 in the Treatment of Blast-Induced Post-Concussion Syndrome and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Meeting, Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, Biloxi, MS, 9/7-8/2012.
  • 2) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Neurological and Intellectual Disability with a Focus on Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in U.S. Military Veterans. Plenary session at the 2012 Annual Georgia Rehabilitation Association Training Conference, 9/5-7/2012. Marriot Savannah Riverfront, Savannah, Georgia.
  • 3) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Mild-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury: Results of the LSU Pilot Trial of HBOT 1.5 in the Treatment of Blast-Induced Post-Concussion Syndrome and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as part of panel discussion/presentation on “Today’s Warriors Coming Home” at the 2012 Annual Georgia Rehabilitation Association Training Conference, 9/5-7/2012. Marriot Savannah Riverfront, Savannah, Georgia.
  • 4) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, A Re-Appraisal and Scientific Foundations. Given at HBOT2012, the Eighth International Symposium on Translational Medicine in Hyperbaric Practice: Creating the Future of Hyperbaric Medicine in the 21st Century. The Westin Hotel, Long Beach, California, 8/10/2012.
  • 5) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): results of the LSU Pilot Trial of HBOT 1.5 in the treatment of chronic blast-induced mild-moderate TBI/post-concussion syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder. Given at HBOT2012, the Eighth International Symposium on Translational Medicine in Hyperbaric Practice: Creating the Future of Hyperbaric Medicine in the 21st Century. The Westin Hotel, Long Beach, California, 8/10/2012.
  • 6) Introduction to The National Brain Injury Rescue and Rehabilitation Project (N-BIRR): From Inception to Actualization. Given at HBOT2012, the Eighth International Symposium on Translational Medicine in Hyperbaric Practice: Creating the Future of Hyperbaric Medicine in the 21st Century. The Westin Hotel, Long Beach, California, 8/10/2012.
  • 7) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Cerebral Palsy. Given at HBOT2012, the Eighth International Symposium on Translational Medicine in Hyperbaric Practice: Creating the Future of Hyperbaric Medicine in the 21st Century. The Westin Hotel, Long Beach, California, 8/11/2012.
  • 8) Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Cancer. Given at HBOT2012, the Eighth International Symposium on Translational Medicine in Hyperbaric Practice: Creating the Future of Hyperbaric Medicine in the 21st Century. The Westin Hotel, Long Beach, California, 8/12/2012.
  • 9) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Blast-Induced Persistent Post-Concussion Syndrome & PTSD. VA Grand Rounds, Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, Biloxi, MS. 7/12/2012. Video teleconferenced to the University of South Alabama (Mobile), and VA Clinics in Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, and Panama City, Florida, and Mobile, Alabama. CME credit.
  • 10) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Blast-Induced Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress. Military Healthcare Convention & Conference, TBI and Mental/Emotional Health Workshop. Institute for Defense and Government Advancement. The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. San Antonio, Texas, 5/21/2012.
  • 11) Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy in Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain Injury Association of Louisiana (BIALA) Featured Speakers Tour Inaugural Lecture. Louisiana Humanities Center, New Orleans, LA, 5/17/2012.
  • 12) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therap in Neurological and Intellectual Disability to the New Orleans Medical Association monthly meeting at the Hyatt Hotel, New Orleans, on behalf of United Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital, 4/26/2012.
  • 13) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A Generic Drug for Neurological and Intellectual Disability with an Emphasis on Treatment of TBI/PTSD in Veterans. Presentation at Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation Institute at the Inaugural Summit of the Georgia War Alliance, 4/14/2012, Warm Springs, Georgia.
  • 14) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT): Scientific Foundations and Re-Appraisal, with application to TBI andPTSD in Veterans. Southeast Louisiana Veterans Association Medical Center, OIF/OEF Program, New Orleans, LA, 3/28/2012.
  • 15) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Traumatic Brain Injury. Sage Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Treatment Center, 5238 Dijon Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • 16) Advances in Woundcare for Diabetic Foot Wounds, LSU 2012 Diabetic Foot Conference, Hotel Inter Continental, New Orleans, 11/18/2011.
  • 17) Didactic Lecture Series, Department of Otolaryngology, LSU School of Medicine, Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center, Baton Rouge, LA, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Otolaryngology, 9/6/2011.
  • 18) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery. LSU Dental School, New Orleans. Residents’ didactic curriculum program, 9/2/2011.
  • 19) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Blast-Induced Mild-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury (Post-Concussion Syndrome) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (LSU IRB #7051). To Col. Scott Miller and representatives from the Army Surgeon General’s Office, Ft. Dietrick Medical Research and Materiel Command, and Vice Chief of Staff’s Office of the Army at the Baromedical Research Institute of New Orleans, 6/30/2011.
  • 20) The Oxygen Revolution: A Re-Appraisal of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, at Discovering the Importance of HBOT in the Practice of Medicine Conference, Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, May 20, 2011.
  • 21) The Oxygen Revolution: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and the Future of Medicine, at Discovering the Importance of HBOT in the Practice of Medicine Conference, Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, May 20, 2011.
  • 22) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Blast-Induced Mild-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Concussion Syndrome and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Presented to the American Legion Ad Hoc Committee on TBI and PTSD at the Renaissance Hotel, 3/19/2011, 8:30 a.m.
  • 23) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Neurological and Intellectual Disability-A Generic Drug? Given at Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute of Rehabilitation, Warm Springs, Georgia on 11/19/2010 to administrative and medical staff, congressional representative, and officials from the Georgia Department of Labor.
  • 24) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Scientific Foundations and Re-Appraisal. Given to the LSU Internal Medicine Residents on 11/3/2010 as part of their didactic lecture series.
  • 25) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Scientific Foundations and Re-Appraisal. Given to the LSU Orthopedic Surgery Department as part of their didactic lecture series, 9/3/2010.
  • 26) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Scientific Foundations and Re-Appraisal. Given to the LSU General Surgery Department as part of their didactic lecture series, 3/31/2010.
  • 27) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury and Blast-Induced TBI and PTSD. Given by video at HBOT2010, The 7th International Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygenation and the Future of Healing, 7/24/2010
  • 28) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Capability, Region I, Louisiana, to the Louisiana Emergency Response Network Committee meeting, 6/16/2010, East Jefferson General Hospital, Foundation Room, Metairie, LA.
  • 29) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Neurological and Intellectual Disability, private presentation for research funding at the home of Rubie Bell, New Orleans, LA, 5/19//2010.
  • 30) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, a Generic Drug for Neurological and Intellectual Disability? at the World Organization for Human Potential 55th Annual Meeting, The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, Wyndmoor, PA, 5/7/2010. This was the inaugural Roselise H. Wilkinson Lecture.
  • 31) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Assisted Detoxification: HBOT in Intoxication, Detoxification, and Withdrawal. 31st National Conference by Foundations Recovery Network. Holistic Treatment, Changing the Way we Look at Recovery: Body, Mind, & Spirit. The Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV, 4/28-30/2010.
  • 32) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Neurological and Intellectual Disability with update on Veterans Pilot Trial.  Private presentation to potential research donors at the home of Rubie Bell, New Orleans, LA, 4/15/2010.
  • 33) Press teleconference (3/15/2010) to announce preliminary results of LSU IRB #7051 after presentation of data at the 8th World Congress on Brain Injury in Washington, D.C. 3/12/2010.
  • 34) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Blast-Induced Chronic Mild-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Concussion Syndrome: Pilot Trial, at 8th World Congress on Brain Injury of the International Brain Injury Association, Crystal City Hyatt Regency Hotel, Washington, D.C., 3/12/2010.
  • 35) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Blast-Induced Chronic Mild-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Concussion Syndrome: Threat to Our National Security, to Business Executives for National Security (BENS), 1030 15th Street, Washington, D.C., 3/11/2010.
  • 36) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Blast-Induced Chronic Mild-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Concussion Syndrome: Pilot Trial, to LSU Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, 3/5/2010, Medical Education Building, New Orleans, LA.
  • 37) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Blast-Induced Chronic Mild-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Concussion Syndrome: Pilot Trial, to LSUHSC Chancellor Larry Hollier and LSUHSC administration, 2/10/2010, Resources Building, New Orleans, LA
  • 38) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Blast-Induced Chronic Mild-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Concussion Syndrome: Pilot Trial, to Houston VA Brain Injury Program, 2/5/2010, Houston, Texas.
  • 39) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury, 20th Annual State of the States in Head Injury, October 29, 2009, Eldorado Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico. National Association of State Head Injury Administrators.
  • 40) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Intoxication, Detoxification, and Treatment of Chemical Toxicity. International Congress of Integrative Medicine, 51st Congress. CME talk, plenary session. Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 10/3/2009.
  • 41) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  National Foundation of Women Legislators 71st Annual Conference. Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, 9/5/2009.
  • 42) Potential Impact of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on U.S. Healthcare. National Foundation of Women Legislators 71st Annual Conference. Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, 9/4/2009.
  • 43) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Brain Injury: Autism Spectrum Disorders, at Autism Research Institute’s Annual Think Tank, O’Hare Chicago Marriott Suites Hotel, 8/9/2009.
  • 44) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Blast-Induced Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress disorder. CME lecture, combined Tampa and West Palm Beach VA Grand Rounds, 7/10/2009, 12;00. James A Haley Veterans Hospital (Tampa VA).
  • 45) Invited presentation to Congressman Tim Bishop (Rep, NY) and Veterans Affairs Board of Directors, Coram, NY, July 6, 2009.
  • 46) Written testimony on Off-label Treatment of TBI and PTSD in Brain Injured U.S. Servicemen and Women. U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Meeting, Ike Skelton (Chairman) and John M. McHugh (Ranking Member), 5/14-5/15/2009.
  • 47) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Louisiana Veterans Administration Parish Service Representatives Annual Training Seminar, USS Kidd Museum, Baton Rouge, LA, 5/8/2009.
  • 48) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Defense Education Forum, Reserve Officers Association of America, Washington, D.C., 3/23/2009.
  • 49) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Program, Veterans Administration Hospital, Shreveport, Louisiana, 3/18/2009.
  • 50) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Scientific Foundations and Application to Diabetic Foot Wounds and Traumatic Brain Injury at West Jefferson Medical Center’s 8th Annual Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, and Wound Care Seminar. Fonseca Auditorium, 3/6/2009. CME talk.
  • 51) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. LSU Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Ochsner Foundation Clinic, Brent House, 3/5/2009.
  • 52) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury. 5th Annual Road to Recovery Conference hosted by the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, Orlando Swan Resort Hotel, Florida, 12/7-11/2008.
  • 53) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury and Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury. Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Consensus Conference on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury. Holiday Inn, Old Alexandria, Virginia, 12/5-6/2008.
  • 54) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Scientific Foundations and Cutting Edge Neurologic Applications. Given at Immuno Labs Practice Development Conference, The Doral Resort and Spa, Miami, FL, 10/31-11/1/2008. CME lecture.
  • 55) Scientific Foundations of Hyperbaric Oxygen and Air Therapy. HBOT Symposium. ACAM Fall Conference, Frontiers of Integrative Oncology. The Rio Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada. 10/15/2008.
  • 56) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury. Presentation to CEO, Chief Administrator, Director of Research, and Director of TBI Program, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C., 8/15/2008.
  • 57) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury. Presentation to the Surgeon General of the Navy, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, Department of Defense TBI Group, and medical staff of the Surgeon General at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C, 8/14/2008.
  • 58) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Cerebral Palsy and Autism. Panel member with Drs. Arun Mukherjee and Pierre Marois, HBOT2008, 6th International Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygenation and the Future of Healing, Marriott Hotel, Torrance, California, 7/26/2008.
  • 59) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Scientific Foundations and Generic Application to Neurological and Intellectual Disability. HBOT2008, 6th International Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygenation and the Future of Healing, Marriott Hotel, Torrance, California, 7/24/2008.
  • 60) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome in American Servicemen and Women. Author’s Luncheon Presentation, HBOT2008, 6th International Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygenation and the Future of Healing, Marriott Hotel, Torrance, California, 7/24/2008.
  • 61) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans. Annual meeting of Louisiana American Legion, Best Western Inn and Suites, Alexandria, Louisiana, 6/7/2008.
  • 62) Brain Injury Rescue and Recovery Project/Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans. Invited presentation to the Louisiana Senate Finance Committee by Senator Mike Walsworth, 6/5/2008.
  • 63) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans-Brain Injury Rescue and Recovery Project. Presented at the 3rd Mentors Training Session, United States Special Operations Command Care Coalition Meeting, Tampa FL, 5/31/2008.
  • 64) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans. Speech given at the Blue Star Mothers’ Memorial Day Service, Kiroli Park, West Monroe, Louisiana, 5/26/2008.
  • 65) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Scientific Foundations and Application to Chronic Diabetic Wounding. Seventh Annual Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, & Wound Care Seminar. West Jefferson Medical Center CME lecture, 2/15/2008.
  • 66) Overview of Diving and Decompression Illness. West Jefferson Medical Center Diver Medical Technician Training Course. West Jefferson Medical Center, 12/18/2007 and 2/14/2008. Course Directors: Brock Chamberlain, Department of Hyperbaric Medicine, and Jerry Domaschk, WJMC Department of Continuing Education.
  • 67) Neurological Physical Exam of the Injured Diver/Practical Applications. West Jefferson Medical Center Diver Medical Technician Training Course. West Jefferson Medical Center, 12/18/2007 and 2/14/2008. Course Directors: Brock Chamberlain, Department of Hyperbaric Medicine, and Jerry Domaschk, WJMC Department of Continuing Education.
  • 68) Impromptu moderation and lecture for Dr. Michael Uzsler: Present and Near Future of Functional Imaging (SPECT, Functional MRI, etc.) in diagnosis of CNS Lesions, with Special Reference to CP, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Head Injury and Emotional Changes. Neural Repair and Neuro Rehabilitation Conference, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India. Sponsored by Hamdard University, New Delhi, and the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Delhi Chapter, 9/15/2007.
  • 69) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Neurological/Intellectual Disability with Emphasis on CP. Neural Repair and Neuro Rehabilitiation Conference, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India. Sponsored by Hamdard University, New Delhi, and the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Delhi Chapter. 9/16/2007.
  • 70) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Introduction and Scientific Foundations. Neural Repair and Neuro Rehabilitiation Conference, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India. Sponsored by Hamdard University, New Delhi, and the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Delhi Chapter. 9/16/2007.
  • 71) The Oxygen Revolution and Autism. Radio interview on AutismOne Radio by Teri Arranga, 8/14/2007, 10 a.m. EST, www.autismone.org/radio.
  • 72) The Oxygen Revolution. Radio interview on the Larry Meillor Show, Wisconsin Public Radio, 11:45 a.m., 5/17/2007.
  • 73) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Introduction and Scientific Foundations. Presented at the Advanced Applications of Hyperbaric Medicine Pre-Course of the Spring, 2007 meeting of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine, “Integrative Medicine and the Future of Patient Care.” Chicago, Illinois, 5/9/2007.
  • 74) The Oxygen Revolution. Radio interview on Insights Futurist Radio, lifestyle “TalkRadio Network”, and Business Talk Radio Network. Hosts: Keith and Sharmai Amber. Two hour program, 5/2/2007, www.masteringourselves.com.
  • 75) The Oxygen Revolution. Radio interview on the Deborah Ray Show, Healthy Talk Radio, Sirius 114, one hour program, 3/21/2007, www.healthytalkradio.com.
  • 76) The Oxygen Revolution. Radio interview on the Deborah Doc Watson show, “Why and how hyperbaric oxygen therapy works as a treatment.” One hour program, 3/9/2007, www.naturallygoodforyou.com.
  • 77) Invited panel member for PBS Special, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Brain Injury. Taped before a live audience on The McCuistion Program, Channel 13, Dallas, Texas, 2/19/2007. Produced by The Foundation for Responsible Television (http://www.frtv.org). Aired locally and nationally 4/2007.
  • 78) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Neurological and Intellectual Disabilities. American College for the Advancement of Medicine Meeting: Neurorestoration, Integrative Approaches to Brain Health. The Westin Mission Hills Resort, Rancho Mirage, California, Nov. 1-5, 2006.
  • 79) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, A Re-Appraisal. Anchor presentation for live webcast, The Efficacy and Safety of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Developmental Disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Autism Spectrum. Sponsored by Exceptional Parent Magazine, EP Global Communications, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 9/13/2006.
  • 80) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Introduction and Scientific Foundations. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Symposium, 64th International Educational Conference on Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine. American College for Advancement in Medicine. Anaheim Hilton, Anaheim, California, November 9-10, 2005.
  • 81) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Neurologic Conditions, Including Autism. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Symposium, 64th International Educational Conference on Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine.  American College for Advancement in Medicine. Anaheim Hilton, Anaheim, California, November 9-10, 2005.
  • 82) AutismOne Radio Interview with Terri Small, Commissioning Editor, Medical Veritas (A medical journal), June 28, 2005.
  • 83) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Cerebral Palsy. 1st Annual Parent Conference, presented by Reaching for the Stars Foundation and Childrens’ Healthcare of Atlanta. Sponsored by the International Hyperbarics Association. Childrens’ Healthcare of Atlanta Office Park, Atlanta, Georgia, April 16, 2005.
  • 84) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Neurological and Intellectual Disabilities. Dean’s Grand Rounds. LSU School of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans. March 29, 2005.
  • 85) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Traumatic Brain Injury. Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico. Public Lecture. Sponsored by the Dept. of Psychology. March 5, 2005.
  • 86) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Anti-Aging, 12th World Congress on Anti-Aging, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, 12/2/2004.
  • 87) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Neurological and Intellectual Disabilities, World Congress on Disabilities, Orlando Convention Center, 10/8/2004.
  • 88) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Brain Injury, World Congress on Disabilities, Orlando Convention Center, 10/8/2004.
  • 89) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A Re-Appraisal. Tulane University Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, New Orleans, LA, 10/7/2004.
  • 90) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Pervasive Developmental Delay, Autism, and Autism Spectrum Disorders, at Impact of Mercury on Human Health and the Environment Workshop, Tulane University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Radisson Hotel, New Orleans, LA, 9/24/2004.
  • 91) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Pervasive Developmental Delay, Autism, and Autism Spectrum Disorders, 4th International Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygenation and the Brain Injured Child, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, July 29, 2004.
  • 92) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Pervasive Developmental Delay, Autism, and Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autism One Conference, Westin Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, May 28, 2004.
  • 93) Testimony: “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders”, at hearing on “Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Update of Federal Government Initiatives and Revolutionary New Treatments of Neurodevelopmental Diseases”, before the Government Reform and Oversight Committee–Subcommittee on Wellness and Human Rights, May 6, 2004, Washington, D.C.
  • 94) Testimony: “Neurological Treatments with Hyperbaric Medicine Will Save Billions in Government Health Care, Disability, and Education Costs”, before the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States House of Representatives, April 27, 2004, Washington, D.C.
  • 95) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury. Louisiana Trial Lawyers’ Association CME Series, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 3/12/2004.
  • 96) HBOT and Stroke, American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) 2003 Fall Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada November 21, 2003.
  • 97) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and SPECT Brain Imaging in the Treatment of Chronic Brain Injury, International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT) 2003 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA September 12, 2003.
  • 98) Low Pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Brain Injury: Proof of Efficacy in Humans with an Animal Model, 3rd International Symposium for Cerebral Palsy and the Brain Injured Child, Ft. Lauderdale, FL July 17, 2003.
  • 99) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A Reappraisal, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Grand Rounds, Tulsa, Oklahoma April 23, 2003.
  • 100) Advances in Whole Blood Processing, Region 5 Technical Conference, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Hyatt Hotel, April 11, 2003 New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 101) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Wounds, Louisiana State University Health Science Center Medicine Grand Rounds, February 27, 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 102) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Acute and Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Injury Across the Lifespan Conference, The Brain Injury Association of Oklahoma and INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Network, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma November 1, 2002.
  • 103) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Auto-Immune Disorders presented to Fibromyalgia Support Group, Doctors’ Hospital, Metairie, LA October 30, 2002.
  • 104) “Pro” Panel Member of Workshop: The role of HBO in Neurological Disorders, International Congress on Hyperbaric Medicine, San Francisco, California, October, 2, 2002.
  • 105) Testimony: “The Impact of Hyperbaric Medicine on Government Health Care, Disability and Education Expenditures”, before the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States House of Representatives, May 2, 2002, Washington, D.C.
  • 106) Testimony before the California Assembly Health and Human Services Committee on House Bill 2372, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for MediCal Patients with CP and Brain Injury, 4/2002.
  • 107) Submission of Application for CMS coverage of HBOT for Diabetic Foot Wounds and subsequent meeting with CMS officials for same; also meetings and correspondence prior to submission of application, June 2001 – April 2002.
  • 108) Formulation of Criteria and Protocols for HBOT in Brain Injury for Texas House Bill 1676 and subsequent phone conference and presentation of same to Texas Dept. of Insurance, Austin, Texas, Fall, 2001 through March 2002 (as President of International Hyperbaric Medical Association [IHMA] )
  • 109) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A Reappraisal, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, Continuing Medical Education Program, Department of Surgery, February 27, 2002, Rochester, Michigan
  • 110) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury and Substance Abuse, Boys Town National Research Hospital, October 5, 2001, Omaha, Nebraska
  • 111) Lecture on Hyperbaric Oxygen and Brain Injury to Administration and Select Physicians at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Beaumont, Texas, September 17-18, 2001
  • 112) Expert Testimony (as President of the IHMA) at the Texas Medicaid Appeal Hearing of William Creacy for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Anoxic Brain Injury, Teleconference, August 15, 2001. This case law had implications for statewide Medicaid patients with brain injury.
  • 113) The Dosage of Hyperbaric Oxygen in Chronic Brain Injury. 2nd International Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygenation for Cerebral Palsy and the Brain-Injured Child, July 25-28, 2001, Boca Raton, Florida
  • 114) Presentation to UHMS HBOT Committee of Pro-Argument for Inclusion of Acute Severe Traumatic Brain Injury on Accepted Indications List, Thirty-Fourth Annual Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society Scientific Meeting, June 14-16, 2001, San Antonio, Texas
  • 115) Low Pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (LPHBOT) Induces Cerebrovascular Changes and Improves Cognitive Function in a Rat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model. Thirty-Fourth Annual Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society Scientific Meeting, June 14-16, 2001, San Antonio, Texas
  • 116) Effects of Hyperbaric Medicine on the Brain presented to Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Stanton L. Young Biomedical Research Center, April 19,2001
  • 117) Effects of Hyperbaric Medicine on the Brain presented to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Wileman Learning Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma April 18,2001
  • 118) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and its’ effect on Neuro-rehabilitation, Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Center, Integris Health, Oklahoma, April 18, 2001
  • 119) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Head and Neck Radionecrosis and Osseointegration, LSU Dental Clinic, Charity Campus, April 6, 2001
  • 120) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – A Reappraisal: Application to Acute and Chronic Neurological Injury. Invited presentation through the office of Congressman Istook to National Institutes of Health, Neurological Divisions, February 21, 2001, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • 121) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Acute and Chronic Brain Injury with Special Emphasis on Acute Traumatic Brain Injury, invited through the office of Congressman Istook to give presentation to American Heart Association, Veteran’s Administration, NIH Mental Health Agency, SAMSHA, and other Federal Government Agencies, hosted by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, Feb. 21, 2001, Rockville, Maryland.
  • 122) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Neurological Applications. Presented to the Alternative Medicine Foundation of Dallas, Texas, 2/7/2001.
  • 123) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Brain Injury. Presented to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Faculty Rounds, Dallas, Texas, 2/7/2001.
  • 124) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A Re-appraisal. Presented to the Department of Emergency Medicine Residents’ Lecture Series, Parkland Memorial Hospital, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, 2/7/2001.
  • 125) Generic Inhibitory Drug Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) on Reperfusion Injury, a segment of the Focused Workshop, “Hyperbaric Oxygenation: A New Therapy for Acute Brain Injury (Traumatic and Vascular) presented under the Auspices of the Space and Underwater Research Group of the World Federation of Neurology at EFNS-2000, 5th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies, October 14-18, 2000, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 126) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Central Nervous System Rehabilitation presented to Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New Orleans, LA August 4, 2000
  • 127) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Treatment of Chronic Stroke and other Neurological Diseases presented to the Adult Communicative Disorders Support Group at Ochsner Clinic, Division of Communicative Disorders, New Orleans, LA July 17, 2000
  • 128) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A Reappraisal presented at West Jefferson Medical Center, CME Activity, Marrero, LA June 21, 2000
  • 129) Parent Networking and Discovery of Hyperbaric Oxygen as a Therapy for Brain Damage (Julie Gordon, MUMS and Paul Harch, M.D.) presented at “Crossing Disciplines and Boundaries to Improve Perinatal Care” A Multi-State Conference, National Perinatal Association, Albany, N.Y., June 9, 2000
  • 130) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Head and Neck Radionecrosis and Osseointegration presented to LSU Oral and Maxillofacial Department, LSU Dental School, New Orleans, LA, March 28, 2000
  • 131) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Cerebral Palsy presented to Farhad Grotto, Harahan, LA, March 22, 2000
  • 132) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy & SPECT Brain Imaging in the Treatment of Static Encephalopathy presented to the Southeast Regional Chapter of Physical Therapists, Children’s Hospital, New Orleans, LA, December 1, 1999
  • 133) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy & SPECT Brain Imaging in the Treatment of Static Encephalopathy of Childhood presented to Jefferson Parish School Board’s Physical and Occupational Therapy Department, Harahan, LA, November 11, 1999
  • 134) Guest on CHQR Radio, Topic: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Calgary, Canada, November 9, 1999
  • 135) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in Acute and Chronic Human Global Ischemia, Anoxia, and Coma (GIAC): A Review of Treatment Timing, Pressures, and Numbers presented at the 4th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies, Lisbon, Portugal, September, 1999.
  • 136) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Cerebral Palsy and Static Encephalopathy of Childhood presented at 1st International Symposium on Cerebral Palsy & The Brain Injured Child, Boca Raton, FL, July 23 – 25, 1999.
  • 137) Cerebral Palsy/HBOT Interview by Meg Farris for Medical Watch segment of Channel 4 Eyewitness News, New Orleans, LA, 4/30/99.
  • 138) Application of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to Acute Neurological Conditions presented at Hyperbaric Medicine 1999, 7th Annual Advanced Symposium, Columbia, South Carolina, April, 1999
  • 139) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A Reappraisal presented at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, UT Southwestern Faculty Club, Emergency Medicine Residents, and Alternative Medicine Research Foundation, February 23, 1999, Dallas, Texas
  • 140) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Effect on Reperfusion Injury presented at “HBO-Quo Vadis?” HBO-Workshop 1998, November 28-29, 1998, Graz, Austria
  • 141) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Effect on Reperfusion Injury presented at Interdisciplinary Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 1998. Impromptu Lecture. June 20-21, 1998, Göttingen, Germany
  • 142) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Pharmacology and Effects on Pathophysiology in Acute Central Nervous System and Anoxia. Presented at PS1-Symposium Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Acute Ischemic and Anoxic Central Nervous System Injuy, co-chaired by P. Harch and J. Aarli, Congress on Cerebral Ischemia, Vascular Dementia, Epilepsy and CNS Injury. May 9-13, 1998, Washington, DC.
  • 143) Controversies in the Treatment of Acute Carbon Monoxide Intoxication. Presented at PS8-Symposium Hyperbaric Medicine for Acute CNS Injury, Congress on Cerebral Ischemia, Vascular Dementia, Epilepsy and CNS Injury. May 9-13, 1998, Washington, DC.
  • 144) Chronic Neurological Symptomatology and Abnormal SPECT Tomographic Analysis of the Brain After Nitrogen Tetroxide Exposure (N204). 1998 Society of Toxicology Meeting, March 1-5, 1998.
  • 145) Session 3 – Physics and Delivery Systems: Hyperbaric Oxygen Concepts, Dosage, Pressures, Effects, Timing, and Applications to Stroke. Hyperacute Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Stroke Workshop sponsored by the Stroke Research Center, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, November 2 – 4, 1997, Winston-Salem, NC.
  • 146) Review of SPECT Brain Imaging and Decompression Sickness presented to Diving Medicine Group at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, Physiology Department 10/2/97
  • 147) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Acute and Chronic Brain Injury. Hyperbaric Section Meeting, American College of Emergency Physicians, September 9, 1996, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 148) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Cerebral Palsy. Presentation to Miami Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatric Neurology, 1996.
  • 149) Videotape case presentations, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Cerebral Palsy.  International Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September, 1996.
  • 150) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A Reappraisal. Northshore Regional Medical Center Medical Staff, March 20, 1996.
  • 151) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and SPECT Brain Imaging in Treatment of Cerebral Manifestations of Autoimmune
  • Diseases. LSU School of Medicine Monthly Citywide Rheumatology Conference, September 27, 1995, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 152) CNS Injuries and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Indications and Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, August 18-20, 1995, Gulfport, Mississippi, Gulfport Regional Medical Center.
  • 153) Late treatment of decompression illness and use of SPECT brain imaging. Workshop on Treatment of Decompression Illness. June 18-19, 1995, Palm Beach Florida.
  • 154) New Concepts in the Treatment of Cerebral Decompression Sickness, Louisiana Council of Underwater Diving Clubs, Jo Ellen Smith Medical Center, February 11, 1995.
  • 155) New Concepts in the Treatment of Cerebral Decompression Sickness, Recertification Course for Diver Medics, Houma, Louisiana, February 12, 1995.
  • 156) Angiogenesis in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy; Neurological Ramifications: Perfusion/Metabolism Deficits; Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (Smoke Inhalation). Lectures during Hyperbaric Medicine: Its Theoretical Foundations and Applications, December 12-16, 1994, L.S.U. Medical Center, New Orleans, LA.
  • 157) New Concepts in Treatment of Cerebral Decompression Sickness; Advances in the Treatment of Brain Injuries Such as Trauma and Stroke. Indications and Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, October 8-10, 1994, Gulfport Mississippi.
  • 158) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Tailing Treatment and SPECT Brain Imaging in the Treatment of Cerebral Decompression Sickness. Presentation to the conjoint meeting of the Research Group on Space and Underwater Neurology of the World Federation of Neurology and the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine, August 26, 1994, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
  • 159) Grand Rounds. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Brain Injury. August 16, 1994, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.
  • 160) Decompression Sickness, Encephalopathy and SPECT Brain Imaging, NBDHMT Diver Medic Recertification Course, Jo Ellen Smith Medical Center Hyperbaric Medicine and Diving Unit, New Orleans, LA February 26, 1994.
  • 161) SPECT Brain Imaging and Low Pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Type II Brain Decompression Sickness. L.S.U. School of Medicine, Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, New Orleans, LA, February 17, 1994.
  • 162) Diving Accidents and Decompression Sickness, Indications and Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Clinical Practice, October 22, 1993, Holiday Inn, Beachfront, Hosted by Hyperbaric Medicine and Problem Wound Care Unit, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, Mississippi.
  • 163) Decompression Sickness: Why Standard Treatment Fails in Delayed Presentation Cases, delivered at the Satellite Symposium World Federation of Neurology Research Group on Space and Underwater Neurology, Waterfront Centre Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, September 11, 1993
  • 164) Edgar End Memorial Award presented for Edgar End Memorial Lecture, “Appropriate Diagnosis and Treatment of the Brain Injured Diver with SPECT Brain Imaging and Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy,” American College of Hyperbaric Medicine Annual Meeting/Gulf Coast Chapter Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Meeting, April 24, 1993, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
  • 165) Brain Imaging in Decompression Illness. Guest lecturer, Advanced Topics in Hyperbaric Medicine Course, April 5-7, 1993, Columbia, South Carolina.
  • 166) SPECT Brain Imaging in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Delayed Presentation Cases of Brain Decompression Sickness. Second Annual Meeting of the Research Group on Space and Underwater Neurology, World Federation of Neurology, Messina, Sicily, October 21, 1992.
  • 167) Hyperbaric Medicine, A Limited Review, Primary Practice Considerations II, September 8, 1991, sponsored by Northshore Regional Medical Center, Westin Canal Place, New Orleans, LA.
  • 168) Pulmonary Barotrauma I: Cerebral Arterial Air Embolism, National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT), Diver Medic Recertification Program, February 23, 1991, Jo Ellen Smith Hyperbaric Medicine and Diving Unit, New Orleans, LA.
  • 169) Reducing the Risk of Decompression Sickness, NBDHMT Diver Medic Recertification Program, February 24, 1991, Jo Ellen Smith Hyperbaric Medicine and Diving Unit, New Orleans, LA.
  • 170) Managing Patients With Pain of Sudden Onset, Pain Management Inservice, November 6, 1990, Northshore Regional Medical Center, Slidell, LA.
  • 171) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Podiatry, Keynote address, Region Ten Meeting of the American Podiatric Association, Westin Canal Place, October 18, 1990, New Orleans, LA.
  • 172) Choices and Consequences of “Doin the Wild Thing,” Young Adult Series Part III, Community Education Series, June 21, 1990, Northshore Regional Medical Center, Slidell, LA.
  • 173) Sexual Boundaries in Adolescence, panel discussion, Community Education Program, April 5, 1990, Northshore Regional Medical Center, Slidell, LA.
  • 174) Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Presentation at Northshore Regional Medical Center staff meeting, March, 1990, Slidell, LA.
  • 175) AIDS Update 1990, Community Education Series, March 1, 1990, Northshore Regional Medical Center, Slidell, LA.
  • 176) Diabetes Mellitus and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Community Education Series, January 31, 1990, Northshore Regional Medical Center, Slidell, LA.
  • 177) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A Review, presentation to Highland Park Hospital Medical Staff Meeting, January, 1988, Covington, LA.

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • 1) International Hyperbaric Medical Association Foundation. Continued activities as president with development of Treatment Registry and Hyperbaric Medicine Executive Fellowship.
  • 2) Development of 40-hr Continuing Medical Education Orientation Course in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Approved by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, 4/2005.
  • 3) Preparation and submission of application to Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services for reimbursement approval for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of diabetic foot wounds. Approval subsequently granted in April, 2003 as the first new indication for HBOT by Medicare in 18 years. http://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/viewdecisionmemo. V. Summary of Evidence: Diabetic Wounds of the Lower Extremities.
  • 4) Board member, American College for the Advancement of Medicine, 2007-9. Scientific Advisory Board 2009-present.
  • 5) Board member, Alliance for Natural Health-USA (formerly, the American Association for Health Freedom), 2007-present.

SOCIETIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • 1) American College of Hyperbaric Medicine; Elected Fellow in October 1997. Membership through 2005.
  • 2) World Federation of Neurology Research Group on Space and Underwater Neurology,1993 – present.
  • 3) International Hyperbaric Medical Association (IHMA), President, 2001 – 2004
  • 4) Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, 1992 – 1997
  • 5) Louisiana Chapter, American Medical Association
  • 6) Orleans Parish Medical Society
  • 7) Louisiana State Medical Society
  • 8) American Association of Physician Specialists
  • 9) American College for the Advancement of Medicine
  • 10) Alliance for Natural Health-USA
  • 11) Wound Healing Society

RESEARCH GRANTS AND AWARDS

  • 1) March, 1993. Grant of new $650,000 Siemens multi SPECT gamma camera for use in SPECT brain imaging research.
  • 2) April, 1993. Edgar End Memorial Award for excellence in research, Neurological Applications of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
  • 3) August, 1993. A $2,500 equivalent grant from Amersham/Medi-Physics for SPECT brain imaging of neurologically normal controls.
  • 4) December, 1995. $25,000 grant from Louis Ross, Sr. for brain injury research.
  • 5) April, 1997. $7,500 equivalent grant from Dupont Pharma Radiopharmaceuticals for 25 doses of Neurolite to use in SPECT brain imaging study of N2O4 exposed and non-exposed individuals
  • 6) September, 1997. $50,000 grant from Louis Ross, Sr. for brain injury research.
  • 7) November, 1997. Unrestricted grant in the amount of $3,000 for Scientific and Educational Activities from Dupont Pharma Radiopharmaceuticals.
  • 8) December, 2002. $50,000 gift to the Harch Hyperbaric Research Fund of the Greater New Orleans Foundation by Mr. Ed Nemeth.
  • 9) Septermber, 2007. $200 gift from Robert Mende to the Harch Hyperbaric Research Fund of the Baromedical Research Institute.
  • 10) Fall, 2007. $3,500 gift to the Harch Hyperbaric Research Fund of the Greater New Orleans Foundation by Dr. Hugh Robertson, IV.
  • 11) December, 2007. $4,500 gift to the Harch Hyperbaric Research Fund of the Greater New Orleans Foundation by Mr. and Mrs. Flournoy of Houston, Texas.
  • 12) December, 2007. $10,000 gift to the Harch Hyperbaric Research Fund of the Greater New Orleans Foundation by Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Bell of New Orleans.
  • 13) October, 2008. $1,000 gift from John and Virginia Weinmann to the Harch Hyperbaric Research Fund of the Baromedical Research Institute for LSU IRB #7051.
  • 14) November, 2008. $100,000 gift from The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes to the Harch Hyperbaric Research Fund of the Baromedical Research Institute of New Orleans for the Blast-Induced TBI/PTSD study, LSU IRB #7051.
  • 15) November, 2008. $300,000 directed donation from The Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation to the Semper Fi Fund to support the Blast-Induced TBI/PTSD study, LSU IRB #7051.
  • 16) December, 2008. $700 from Dr. Thomas Warren to the Harch Hyperbaric Research Fund of the Baromedical Research Institute for LSU IRB #7051.
  • 17) December, 2008. $5,000 gift from New Orleans Natural Resource Group through Mr. Bryan Bell to the Harch Hyperbaric Research Fund of the Baromedical Research Institute for LSU IRB #7051.
  • 18) April, 2009. $10,000 donation from Mr. Caleb Gates to the Harch Hyperbaric Research Fund of the Baromedical Research Institute for LSU IRB #7051.
  • 19) Total $640,000 from 9/008-Spring, 2010 to fund LSU IRB #7051
  • 20) Additional gifts/grants totaling >$110,000 from Veteran support organizations and New Orleans area vendors for transportation, loding, car rental, taxi-cab fares, meals, and other expenses for subjects in LSU IRB #7051.
  • 21) 9/29/2010: $1.2 million congressional appropriation through The U.S. Army, Ft. Dietrick, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center for a randomized prospective trial of HBOT in chronic Post-concussion syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

  • Served on 5 Physician Review Panels in Louisiana malpractice cases.
  • Expert witness in emergency and diving medicine, hyperbaric oxygen in neurology, SPECT brain imaging/HBOT/Neurology. Multiple state and federal cases.
  • Testimony at four Daubert hearings on SPECT Brain Imaging and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Neurological Injuries
  • Pro bono expert witness testimony in Georgia Medicaid Appeal Hearing of Jimmy Freels, Approval of  reimbursement for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment of Cerebral Palsy, July, 2000 and June, 2006.
  • Invited Declaration, Terri Schiavo case, 3/05/2005, on the scientific argument for HBOT in persistent coma.
  • Pro Bono expert witness testimony in John and Nathaniel Corner vs. North Carolina Department of Health and Human Resources, Case No. 09 MED 1935 and 1936, County of Mecklenburg, 6/4/2009, re: Medicaid reimbursement for HBOT in autism, Judge Allen, 2/25/2010. Testimony on SPECT brain imaging and HBOT in autism given live by telephone. Rev.6/12

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